It's All About The Grapes
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars is proud to produce wines from the Red Mountain AVA. The smallest (4,040 acres) and warmest wine growing region in Washington, Red Mountain AVA wines are known for their bold, balanced, and intense berry flavors.
2016 Bud Burst Reserve Red Blend- Silver Medal, 2019 Savor NW, Released February 2019
Scooteney Flats and Redpath Vineyards
Our first true Bordeaux blend is sourced from Scooteney Flats and Redpath vineyards is our newest creation from Red Mountain. Bud Burst, which refers to the time in early spring when dormant grape vines begin to produce new shoots, is our flagship wine replacing Legacy in name only. This wine begins with a nose of sweet cherry, linen, and licorice followed by a palate of huge berry flavors, strong tannins, and a long finish. Bud Burst will stand up to cellaring being elegant yet unfiltered. (34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec, and 6% Petit Verdot)
2016 Cabernet Franc - Silver Medal, 2019 Savor NW & Bronze Medal 2019 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Released August 2019
Scooteney Flats Vineyard
Cabernet Franc is BACK! If you’ve spoken to Sarah in the last 4 years, it’s her most anticipated wine release to date. This 2016 vintage from the Scooteney Flats Vineyard is the first wine we’ve aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months and another 14 months in bottle. With a cherry candy smell of Swedish fish, the nose leads to the palate of red plum, roasted fennel, and cedar. This wine pairs perfectly with sausage and truffle and is sure to be a tasting room favorite.
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal, 2019 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Released February 2019
As quoted by Wine Enthusiast, “this straightforward and to the point” Cabernet Sauvignon from the Redpath vineyard is a wonderful addition to our current tasting room lineup. Smelling of black cherry and brand new barrel spice, the nose extends to the palate tasting of dark fruit. The wine’s light tannins and balanced acids due to a well-timed rain near harvest date make this a perfect complement to any rich meal.
2016 Merlot - Gold Medal Winner and Best in Category, 2018 Northwest Wine Summit, Released November 2018
Introducing our first gold medal winning Merlot, which took home Best in Category at the 2018 Northwest Wine Summit. This fruit forward wine smells of chocolate and is delightfully complex on the palate with notes of red currant and leather; nostalgic of the childhood memory of chewing on your baseball mitt. The sleek tannin profile from 20-months aging in 100% new Slovakian oak round out this bold expression of Red Mountain Merlot.
2016 Syrah - 92 Points from Wine Spectator, 90 Points from Wine Enthusiast, SOLD OUT
Ranch at the End of the Road Vineyard®
Our 2016 Syrah, sourced from Ranch at the End of the Road Vineyard®, starts with a nose of blackberry and blue fruit followed by ripe, full-bodied fruit flavors with slightly gritty tannins. As quoted by Wine Enthusiast’s Sean Sullivan, “It delivers a lot of hedonistic appeal.” This Syrah was the first wine made by Mark and Sarah as the new owners of the winery, harvested on August 30th, 2016, and aged in 66% new American oak.
2017 Gewürztraminer - Released October 2018 - Low Inventory
Ranch at the End of the Road Vineyard®
Our 2017 Gewürztraminer wine is our first foray into an “orange” or “skin contact” white wine and our first Gewürztraminer. “Orange” denotes the color and “skin contact” indicates how it was produced. Just like a red wine, this wine sat on its skins through fermentation before being pressed. The result is a full-bodied white wine, tangerine in color, and more structure and tannins than a typical white wine. With a nose of pear and wild rose, it tastes of nectarine and lychee finishing creamy and clean. Reminiscent of autumn colors this wine reminds us of a beautiful day floating down the river in a fishing raft. Although the air is crisp, the sun warms the raft and the smell of the trees, grass, and river warms our soul one final time for the season. For more information on orange/skin contact white wine, click here.
2017 Tahija Sangiovese - Released August 2019
Candy Mountain Vineyard
Our 2017 Tahija Sangiovese comes from the Candy Mountain Vineyard that borders Red Mountain. It is the first red wine we’ve released that was made from start to finish in our new facility. Our 100% Sangiovese only saw 5 months of new Russian oak before aging an additional year in neutral oak. The result is an easy drinking red with notes of lilac, raspberry, and cola on the nose and tasting of raspberry, almond, and marjoram. It is light bodied with bright acids and smooth oak tannins and will compliment any meal.
2017 Zinfandel - Released October 2019 - Wine Club Exclusive
Red Heaven Vineyard
Our first Zinfandel is from the 2017 vintage and hails from Red Heaven Vineyard in Red Mountain. This big wine has aromas of plum and raspberry with ripe, full-bodied fruit flavors. It finishes with a warm, coffee note, baking spices, and a perfect level of toast from our Icone series barrels. Perfect for a crisp, fall day.
2018 Tahija Dry Riesling - Released April 2019
Red Willow Vineyard
Our 2018 Tahija Dry Riesling hails from a block planted in the historic Red Willow Vineyard in 1982. A scarce resource, only through a partnership with Martedi Winery in Woodinville do we have access to this highly pedigreed fruit. This wine has a nose of pink grapefruit and fresh flavors of passion fruit, granny smith apple, and key lime. A true representation of this prolific Washington State varietal.
2018 Tahija Sangiovese Rose’ - Released May 2019 - - Sold Out except for Sparkling Glass Pours
Candy Mountain Vineyard
Our 2018 Sangiovese Rose’ is a single vineyard offering from Candy Mountain Vineyard, a site adjacent to Red Mountain. We press immediately after destemming with our classic basket press, a process which creates a heavier bodied rose’ than typical even though the color is light from the minimal skin contact. The elevated acidity in Sangiovese perfectly offsets the off-dry finish of this year’s offering, making this rose’ an easy drinking favorite full of lip-smacking fruit flavors.
This wine is also in Sparkling form as glass pours in our tasting room.
2016 Heritage Red Blend
Wine Club Only Releases
2016 Petit Verdot
For a full list of our awards and recognition click here.
Find our wines at the following locations:
Clover - Spokane, WA
Cork & Tap - Coeur d’Alene, ID
McClain’s Pizzeria - Spokane, WA
Piccolos – Liberty Lake, WA
Petunia's Marketplace - Spokane, WA
Possibilities - Coeur d’Alene, ID
Ritters Garden & Gift - Spokane, WA
True Legends - Liberty Lake, WA
URM Cash and Carry – Spokane/Spokane Valley, WA
Vino! - Spokane, WA